ReadiGrass

ReadiGrass is a premium quality forage which is ideal for horses and ponies without access to grazing. The original dried grass, it is grown, harvested and dried with great care on our farm in Yorkshire - absolutely nothing is added. Water is removed gently from the grass in our low temperature drying process, retaining the natural flavours, wonderful smell, colour and most importantly the high nutrient value of fresh grass.

This gives a feed that is more nutritious than hay yet still contains the digestible fibre essential for every horse’s health. For horses with limited access to fresh pasture it’s as close to fresh grass as you can get without being in a field!

ReadiGrass is available in 15kg bales.

ReadiGrass can be fed for a variety of reasons including;

  • Horses with limited access to fresh pastures
  • For older horses or those with poor dentition  who are struggling to chew long stem fibres
  • To prevent weight loss when horses come in from summer grazing to winter stabling
  • High energy from digestible fibre makes it a great alternative to hard feeds
  • To avoid dust allergies caused by storage moulds in hay
  • To supplement, or completely replace poor quality hay of low nutritional value
  • As a palatable accompaniment to mask medicines or supplements
  • As a treat or a change for a horse bored with winter forage

Please also see Friendly ReadiGrass for small animals.

Readigrass is available nationwide from all good feedstores.

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Alternatively, single bales may be ordered from Friendship Estates directly. The price includes delivery to mainland UK.

** FREE delivery to UK mainland.
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£20.00

  • General Information
  • Nutritional Information
  • Composition
  • Feeding Information

General Information

What’s good about ReadiGrass?

  • High feed value
  • Rich in digestible fibre for healthy gut function
  • Natural source of nutrients including calcium and phosphorus in the correct ratio
  • Dust extracted for a healthy respiratory tract
  • The drying process prevents fungal spores and other contaminants found in hay
  • Very  versatile - can be used as a treat, a chaff-type bucket feed, or as a partial/complete hay replacer
  • No molasses, no added oil or any other additives
  • Highly palatable to even fussy eaters
  • Suitable for all horses and ponies, other than those prone to laminitis or required to lose weight
  • Naturally low in starch
  • Reduces bolting of feed and encourages chewing to sustain correct wear of teeth
  • Reduces boredom – Edinburgh University research shows that short chop forage takes longer to eat than long chop forage

Nutritional Information

Typical Analysis:

  • Protein            15%
  • Crude fibre     21%
  • Oil                     3%
  • Calcium          0.55%
  • Phosphorus     0.27%
  • Total sugar    10-12%
  • Starch            < 0.1%
  • Equine Digestible Energy 10MJ/kg

Composition

Dried grass

Feeding Information

  • Always ensure that fresh water is available
  • Most horses enjoy ReadiGrass dry, however it may alsobe dampened slightly
  • As with all new feeds introduce gradually into your horse’s diet

Example of Daily diet for a 500kg horse.

Workload
Example diet A
Example diet B
Maintenance
50% (3.75 kg) ReadiGrass
50% Hay
50% (3.75 kg) ReadiGrass 
50% Chaff
Medium Work
50% (5 kg) ReadiGrass
40% Hay
10% Concentrates
100%  (10 kg)  ReadiGrass
Hard Work
50% (6.25 kg) ReadiGrass 
25% Hay
25% Concentrates
80% (10 kg) ReadiGrass 
20%  Concentrates

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